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CURRENT OPENINGS as of February 3, 2020

Westfield Friends School welcomes and celebrates community members of all faiths, cultures, nationalities, races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Our families and faculty come to us from various parts of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; we are a reflection of these very diverse communities.

 

Middle School Science Teacher - Full Time. Begins September 1, 2020

The Middle School Science Teacher works as an effective member of the Westfield Friends School Faculty to develop a mission-based, innovative science curriculum. Westfield’s approach to teaching science will integrate physical and biological sciences as well as engineering concepts at each grade level and will involve extensive hands-on experience in both the lab and the ecosystems of our 8 acre campus, surrounding Burlington County, and Delaware River watershed.

 

The Middle School Science Teacher uses a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implements inquiry-based, interdisciplinary, hands-on, project-based work, field trips, outdoor experiences, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers. Major responsibilities include developing creative and innovative curriculum, teaching four major classes, cooperating with other teachers in developing project-based learning initiatives, and participating in/directing Middle School activities. These activities include advising, supervision of study halls, lunch and recess, chaperoning field trips, participating in admissions-related events, writing reports, and other related activities that contribute to the Middle School community. All teachers are members of at least one school committee and engage in at least one other activity/job that benefits the school community, as determined by the Head of School, such as leading a team, organizing all-school events, providing an after-school club, or overseeing activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant classroom teaching experience; preferably working with Middle School students
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the unique academic, social-emotional, and developmental needs of Middle School students
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westfield Friends School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker testimonies
 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Margaret Haviland at mhaviland@westfieldfriends.org

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Morning Extended Day Teacher. This is a part-time position. This position is to begin on February 16, 2020, or as soon as possible.
 

The Morning Extended Day Teacher supervises children who arrive before the start of the school day. During the hour the children are in Morning Care, the teacher provides a welcoming, warm adult presence. The Extended Day teacher helps with playground supervision in the transition from the Extended Day Program to the start of the day and then serves as the last greeter for late arrivals. The Morning Extended Day Teacher must be able to communicate, actively listen, and work well with others in a team environment. The Morning Extended Day supports and develops positive relationships with children and families and is also responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on the children’s interests and needs under the direction of the Director of the Extended Day Program. Discretion, respect and ability to maintain confidentiality a must. Childcare experience preferred.

Job Specifications:

  • High School diploma and college credits or professional experience with children required.
  • Ability to lift and carry children for short periods and to effectively communicate and actively participate in all experiences of the particular age group, i.e., sit, crawl, stoop, run, climb, jump, dance, etc.
  • Ability to physically and mentally react appropriately and immediately to the diverse and unexpected situations that arise in early childhood education.
  • Commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community and a working style consistent with Quaker values.
  • Discretion, respect and ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jsmith@westfieldfriends.org

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We are always seeking Substitute Teachers

Qualified applicants should have a college degree, classroom experience, and must pass all background checks. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carol Beaton (cbeaton@westfieldfriends.org)

 

 

Westfield Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. 

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